Sunday, July 31, 2011

backyard photo op

Happy Sunday everybody!!

I have a layout today that I did for ColorCombosGalore. This weeks colors are just great!! I found the perfect pictures of my boys to use for it! Here is my layout:

Here is CCG challenge #202:

Here are some close ups:

I used the current sketch at PageMaps:

And I also used the current challenge over at The Paper Variety:
Just create a paper project using 3 criteria either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally :)
I chose the top row of use faus, hand, or machine stitching, making a multi photo layout, and to use journaling strips.

I had a hard time getting this layout to photography correctly. It is photographing too yellow, but I did the best I could!! *(I have updated the top picture. It shows much better.)* I took the background paper and white/gray washed it to make it the correct color. I hand drew the knots on the letters and then white/gray washed them as well. I hand stitched the two layers on with black thread, and also hand stitched the buttons on with the same black thread and the twine.

My journaling reads: "We took these pictures for an American Eagle/77Kids photo contest. You were supposed to photograph your kids wearing their 77Kids clothes. Well, we took the photos, but forgot to enter them! Oh well, at least the boys had fun taking the pictures, and we got some great shots out of it!

I am also going to enter this into the current Fabulous Friday challenge at Frosted Designs: use circles on your project!

For this layout, I used:
  • TPS black cardstock
  • TPS paper - "Old White Fence" (background)
  • Colorbok paper (red)
  • MME Simply Delightful paper (darker green)
  • MME Where The Heart Is paper (light green polka dot)
  • EchoPark - For The Record - alpha stickers
  • Making Memories - puffy alphas (red and  green)
  • Colorbok - Woodhaven - foil stickers (green border)
  • K&Co Wild Saffron DieCut cardstock, journaling tag
  • AR Creations - baker's twine (
  • TPS SpareParts eyelets and brads
  • TPS Bag O Buttons 
  • buttons from stash
  • Treehouse Studio wood letters (Hobby Lobby)
  • acrylic paint
  • Cricut cartridges: Doodlecharms and Sentimentals
Thanks for stopping by!

Much Love,


    1. Brilliant LO Jenny, absolutely love the colour combination, perfect for a grown up boy LO :) Love the button additions and the mixed alpha title. Great LO, please do play again at TPV :)

    2. I love your use of circles on your project!! What a great idea!!

      Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs, I hope to see you play again!!

      Erin R.

    3. Beautiful layout. Love the colors and papers. Your background paper is perfect. Great job.

    4. Such a cute page! Love the photos and that background for them is just great. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

    5. SUPER CUTE lo and what 2 little cuties you have there! love your take on the sketch. I really like the twine as a border too what a great idea!
      Thank you so much for joining in at Frosted Designs this week! xxxx

    6. This LO totally rocks. I love everything about it! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at Frosted Designs this week.


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